1. Step-by-Step
    1. Adding page(s) to the navigation menu
    2. Arranging menu items
    3. Removing a page from the navigation menu
  2. Video Tutorial
    1. Transcript
  3. Try It Out!

The navigation menu is an essential element of your site. It allows all users to navigate across your website and easily find important information.

Some things to remember:

  • An easy-to-follow menu is key for helping visitors find the information they need.
  • You don’t need to add every page to the menu. Having too many menu items can be overwhelming.
  • Creating an outline or plan for your menu structure is a good approach. Think of how many levels you need, and what will fall under each section.
  • For more tips on menu structure, see our article on building effective website navigation.

You can see an example of the site navigation to the left.


Adding page(s) to the navigation menu

  1. From the back end of your site, select Appearance > Menus on the side menu.
  2. On the left-hand side of your screen, you will see a list of pages on your site.
  3. Check off the page(s) you would like to add to the menu. You can find your pages using Most Recent, View All or Search.
  4. Click Add to Menu. The added page(s) will appear at the bottom of the list.

Arranging menu items

  1. Drag and drop a menu item to move it up or down the navigation
  2. To make a page a sub item (“child”) of the page above it, indent the child page by dragging it to the right. Up to 3 levels of menu items will display in the navigation.
  3. Click Save Menu to save your changes.

Removing a page from the navigation menu

  1. Scroll down to the menu item you wish to remove and click the arrow beside it to open the menu item settings.
  2. Click Remove.
  3. Click Save Menu to save your changes.

Video Tutorial


Try It Out!

Now that you have learned how to set up your site navigation, time to try it out!

  1. Create a navigation menu for your site.
  2. Change the order of your items.
  3. Change the hierarchy of your menu so that it has at least 1 main menu item, 1 second level item and 1 third level item.
  4. Delete an item from your menu.